Heaven Could Be A Greyhound

For The Sunday Whirl poetry prompt: Wordle #154

root, plan, pack, heaven, growl, heal,
burst, rows, shivering, mending, why, time

And for Poets United poetry prompt: Poetry Pantry


Heaven Could Be A Greyhound

Heard the growl of greyhound bus
as it slowed to enter the depot.
Shivering with excitement, she
could see her bursting bags
all in a row by the door. Had
a plan that’d been in place
for some time now. No longer
worried about mending fences
or trying to explain why she
didn’t fit into the regular pack,
who seemed rooted to worn seats
at diner, always arguing about
this or that nonsense. Maybe
she could finally begin to heal,
to feel good again.

Elizabeth Crawford  3/30/14

Announcement of prompts for April’s NaPoWriMo may be found here:  http://1sojournal.wordpress.com/



About 1sojournal

Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: https://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
This entry was posted in Heaven Could Be A Greyhound and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

21 Responses to Heaven Could Be A Greyhound

  1. Sumana Roy says:

    like this new paradise…where dream becomes a reality…..


  2. oldegg says:

    Any adventure is a road well travelled. We have just got to walk out that door.


  3. Brian Miller says:

    maybe she will…and that will be good…sometime we just need to put some distance between us and the problem…to give us time to think….to breathe…to see out way through it…


  4. Jae Rose says:

    Sometimes to get out of an internal rut you need to move things physically..heaven is indeed then a greyhound..this piece is so neatly packed and efficient..just like her baggage will become i am sure!


  5. Sabra Bowers says:

    I love your title because it pulled me in immediately. I like your poem, a lot. Favorite is “no longer worried about mending fences or trying to explain why she didn’t fit into the regular pack.”


  6. Mary says:

    Sometimes it seems it is best to find a way to begin again. Getting on a Greyhound might be an extreme way to begin again, but hey…..I think we all have those moments where that kind of escape and new beginning appeal.


  7. annell4 says:

    Brought the old movie, Bus Stop to mind. I liked it.


  8. Laurie Kolp says:

    Tight and profound…


  9. drpkp says:

    Love the unique spin …


  10. This one was right up my alley… most appealing to an old road warrior such as I…. 🙂


  11. LOVE the title…….love the not needing to explain why one doesnt fit into the pack……..love the idea of getting on that “bus” and leaving the fray behind! I did the same thing, metaphorically, standing on my porch this morning!


  12. Your setting expresses the theme of new beginnings so well.


  13. Nara malone says:

    I’ve launched a few adventures with a Greyhound ticket. Loved this.


  14. Sounds like a nice clean break. Now for the healing process to begin. Wonderful wordle.


  15. Love the personifications and the theme. Well done, Elizabeth.


  16. humbird says:

    So happy for her, starting to heal again…


  17. Cathy says:

    Great poem but sometimes you don’t a fresh start at your new place. But you won’t know until try


  18. kaykuala says:

    Very smoothly done Elizabeth! One’s got to do what one’s got to do! Great!



  19. Pamela says:

    I love it, Elizabeth. I could be her, if it weren’t for my brood. Excellent title by the way.



  20. DELL CLOVER says:

    I like it! Reminds me of some greyhound trips I took long ago….


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s